• Melissa Layton is a custom maternity, newborn, baby, children and family photographer located in Harleysville, Pennsylvania and serves both Bucks and Montgomery Counties, the surrounding areas including Lansdale, Skippack, Pottstown, Hatfield and beyond. Her residential studio is located just one mile off the Lansdale exit on the Pennsylvania turnpike.

Baby Reagan | Furlong PA Newborn Photographer

I met Reagan 8 days after she was delivered at Abington Hospital, and she was so cute! Mom brought Reagan all by herself, and I could tell just by looking at her that she was sooo excited to get the portraits done. As a mom of two boys (like myself), I think she was dying for some girlie time. I had a lot of fun with this session, and I think Mom did, too.

We worked with a beautiful pallet of soft pinks and pale purples, and I even pulled out my vintage baby carriage for this sleepy little gal. But I’m really drawn to the pale lavender ruffle shot with Reagan wrapped up all snug as a bug. She just looks so peaceful! I also was really pleased with the mom and baby images (I wish I had something like this with my own kids—the time goes so fast)! I loved the whole session, though, and I couldn’t be happier with the results.

Mom told the story of how she and Dad had Reagan’s name picked out since they were dating(!):
On one of our first dates, I mentioned I loved the name Reagan for a little girl. Oddly enough, it was Kevin’s favorite girl name (close second was Piper). Fate!

On a funny side note: We discovered a neat coincidence. Her doctor, Dr. Keen, was also my doctor for one of my pregnancies!

Thank you, Cassandra & Kevin, for letting me meet this beautiful girl! I’m so proud to be part of your lives as your family expands, and I hope to see you again soon.
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Thank you so much to Reagan’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Furlong PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

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Baby Grace | West Norriton PA Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Grace came to see me for her newborn portraits 11 days after she was born at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery. She was so sweet and beautiful, and both her parents were able to come to the session!

Mom had mentioned that Dad had already gone back to work, so it really was such a treat when he came to join us for half an hour. I got right to work grabbing some really precious daddy-and-baby images. You can definitely tell she’s already got him wrapped right around her little finger.;)

After Dad left, I encouraged Mom to rest and relax—I knew the last few days had to have been busy. I peeked in during the photo shoot to see Mom sneaking a nap. No worries: little Grace was in good hands. She slept so well for me, and I hopped right through the session, blanket after blanket of cute images. As we neared the end of the session, I joked with my assistant about avoiding any accidents and laid Grace down onto my purple fur for her final shots. Yeah . . . . Just a word of caution: NEVER joke about “no poop” around a newborn. Let’s just say we may have used a whole package of baby wipes, a few cloth burp rags, and some Oxyclean. Still, she was such a cutie pie!

I thought Mom and Dad had a really cute story about announcing that they were expecting:
We told Mom’s family on Christmas Eve by placing a bun in the oven while at her sister’s house for dinner. It took them about a minute to get it. We told Dad’s family on Christmas Day.

What a great Christmas present!

Thank you so much, Michelle & Jack, for letting me be a part of this huge occasion in your lives. It was so great to see both of you for the session, and I hope to see more of your growing family soon!

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Thank you so much to Grace’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a West Norriton PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Valencia, 13 days young | Collegeville PA Newborn Photography

I got to meet Valencia 13 days after she was born at Paoli Hospital, and wow, is she gorgeous! When I first saw her, I literally could not believe how long her eyelashes were! Mom had mentioned to me that they were long, but seriously, have you EVER seen lashes like this on a baby??? Wow!

Mom wanted a lavender and yellow color pallet, which gave me the perfect chance to try out my new, wavy butter backdrop. To be honest, I’m not a big yellow fan, but I really loved the way this color looks! It’s so soft and delicate—the perfect complement to Valencia. But I have to say, my favorite image by far is the curled up fur shot with the teddy. I’d been dying to use that prop for a while and finally pulled it out—such a precious shot!

Actually, so many of these images turned out stunningly. Funny story—I was away on vacation (I know, hard to believe!) and shipped the birth announcements to Mom directly from the lab. She agreed to mail me my sample copy while I was away. When I got it in the mail, I opened it and literally gasped at how beautiful they were. (I never do that! I’m not saying that other announcements aren’t stunning, but they usually don’t surprise me like this one did.) She chose a pearl finish, with butter yellow on the front and delicate script writing . . . they just printed so beautifully!

One other story—Mom told me about the best Christmas present ever:
“We actually just got married last October, so Valencia is our honeymoon baby. We were 12 weeks right at Christmas, so we had waited to tell our families about the baby until Christmas Eve, in the form of a card with her first ultrasound picture inside. . . . Apparently the best Christmas present ever!!”

Valencia truly is a gift! She’s absolutely stunning, and I can’t wait to see her (and her lashes) back again! Thanks so much, Jeff & Jill, for letting me share in this amazing part of your lives.

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Thank you so much to Valencia’s Mom & Dad for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for Collegeville PA Newborn Photography, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

{Allentown PA} Maternity Photographer

In July I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful mama & daddy-to-be. I loved the color pallet we chose – soft whites and pale pinks made for a really etherial type session. Because she is having a boy, Mom made up for all the pink by painting her nails blue. I think she knew this was the last pink in her life for a while. : )

Mom shared her pregnancy experience here:

I hated water. Couldn’t even stand looking at the bottles for two weeks. But that was in first trimester. Eventually, I got over this weird pregnancy thing.
I craved for lemon and salt for a couple of months.
And I still hate garlic even though it used to be my favorite thing in the world!

Thank you Rasha & Nabil for trusting me with this special time in your life. I can’t wait to meet your little man soon!

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Thank you so much to Rasha & Nabil for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Lansdale PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

Baby Joaquin, 11 days young | Lansdale PA Newborn Photographer

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I loved the images with the tan backdrop and the teal wrap. It was a beautiful color combo! The jersey shot is also a great image and a nod to their Peruvian culture.:)

Dad told me the amazing tale of bringing this little boy into the world:
“Fanny began labor the prior night around midnight, so we headed to the hospital around 2:00 am. . . . We loved the fact that our OBGYN Doctor stayed over past her normal scheduled hours by 7 hours just to ensure she was there to deliver our baby. Right in the last push, our doctor asked Dad if he wanted to help pull the baby, and smiling, he said of course! So he literally helped pull him out into our world. We then put Joaquin on Mom’s chest, to feel her heart for the first time from outside.

We went on to the recovery room, where we had Joaquin sleep with us for the very first time. He was beautifully saddled up and warm, with rosy cheeks and little hair. He was tired from his journey and slept a good 4 hours straight.

It’s very obvious that Mom and Dad love this little boy, and they even have a beautiful poem for him:
To our ray of light, Joaquin,

You are, and forever will be, making us better people.
Many a times, your wishes will be our missions.
Your dreams will be our duties to fulfill.
Our sleep is something we no longer need.
Your warm and healthy heart is our biggest accomplishment.

We promise we will annoy you with being home at a certain time,
And be sure that dates will not start until you are 24.
We guarantee we will call you ten times more when we don’t know why you are late.
And are certain that we will spoil you against our better judgment,
We promise we will make mistakes with you, and quickly, so we can learn together to be better.

We now paint our lives with the colors of your smiles and laughter.
We now know love different from the first third of our lives.
We now pray for your happiness above anything else.
We now share our hopes, our lives, our dreams with you and for you.
We now see, in your eyes, in your smells, in your skin, just how beautiful our lives are.

We love you, son.
Renzo & Fanny

Thank you, Renzo & Fanny, for letting me be part of this amazing time in your lives. Thank you for bringing Joaquin to meet me and for sharing your amazing and strong love with me. I hope to see your new family of 3 again soon!

 

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Thank you so much to Joaquin’s parents for choosing me to be their photographer and as always thank you for stopping by to take a look at this beautiful session. If you are looking for a Lansdale PA Newborn Photographer, be sure to check me out! If you are planning to book a session, please be sure to pre-book . . . especially those newborns! It is SO important, I have already starting booking as far out as this winter! It breaks my heart to have to tell someone that I don’t have a session available for them. You can easily contact me by using the contact tab at the top of this page or phone me at 215-896-9661.

Become a fan on Facebook and keep up with the latest studio news, see new set-ups and current availability.

Don’t forget to leave a comment and hit the Facebook like button, there is a quick link right at the bottom left of the website, and keep up with all the new things happening here at Melissa Layton Photography!

September 4, 2014 - 9:38 am

Andrea Salazar - Beautiful baby Joaquin, beautiful parents, beautiful pictures, and beautiful poem. Lifetime memories!